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  • He could hear the strains of some lost cowboy lover coming from Fred's room, a sure sign the door to the old man's room was open.
  • A hushed silence fell over the verandah and the strains of an old song filtered soft music through the air.
  • As to long-haired cats, there appear originally to have been two closely-allied strains, the Angora and the Persian, of which the former has been altogether replaced in western Europe by the latter.
  • The horses of Vermont have been famous in the development of American racing stocks; the Morgan stock is best known, and other famous Vermont strains are Messenger and Black Hawk.
  • Its critics, however, accuse it of lack of stability, and assert that the use of large leading wheels as drivers results in rigidity and produces destructive strains on the machinery and permanent way.

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